But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12˸9
We don’t normally associate pain with influence. According to our world, pain makes us vulnerable, being vulnerable is admitting to weakness, and admitting weakness is negative. The reality is, though, there is serious influence attached to our pain. Pain connects us to others and provides a common ground that bridges the gap between our lives and the lives of others. In other words, our pain can open doors for us to help other people.
Everyone you meet is either processing pain, preparing for pain or overcoming pain. Since God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness, when we experience pain, He is able to shine His light through our lives. Are you making the most of opportunities to help others through the same pain you may have faced?
Pray for God to show you opportunities through your pain. Ask Him to work through your personal moments of darkness, so that others will be able to see Jesus in your life, even in times of pain.
This weekend at Fellowship Church, we are going to experience what Pastor Ed has called “one of the top five messages” he has ever heard. Make sure you invite everyone you know to attend any of our experiences or experience it at Fellowship Live. Everyone you know can hear this message…and they need to!